Over 50 and Learning To Fly!
Published at : 23 Dec 2020
Practicing emergency procedures is crucial to maintain your proficiency as a pilot. Practicing managing your airspeed and altitude is always good practice. If engine failure happens you can usually find a safe place to land, provided you know your plane and you know your abilities well.
I had been out of the cockpit for a about 5 weeks and the best way to get back in the seat was to practice emergency engine failure procedures. I went up the day before with an instructor friend just for a bit of hand holding which was very wise, and the next day I practiced about 6-7 power off landings.
Make sure you stay proficient on your emergency engine failure procedures. If you have to use them you want to be confident!
Have you always wanted to learn how to fly but now you are over 50? Get out there and start and learn! There are so many people in there 50's and 60's who are just starting to fly so what are you waiting for?
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